Ruddington Merry Monday – Maypole & more!

A Maypole, Morris Dancers, music and more! Everyone’s invited to the May Day Bank Holiday community get-together. It’s from 1pm on Monday 6th May 2024 on Ruddington Village Green. It’s a FREE family event, with an afternoon of entertainment, organised by Ruddington Parish Council (RPC),which has as revealed the running order for ‘Ruddington Merry Monday’ as follows: 1.00pm – Nottingham Concert Band 1.55pm – Mortimers Morris Dancers 2.40pm – Nottingham Concert Band 3.30pm – Mortimers Morris Dancers 4.15pm – Ruddington Community Choir 4.50pm – Maypole Dancing – willing volunteers wanted! RPC says: “Listen…

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Card Making & Craft Group

This Ruddington group is open to all and no expertise is required! Ruddington Card Making & Craft Group meet from 10am to 12-noon at St Peter’s Rooms, on the first & third Mondays of the month – except not in the month of August. For £3.50 there’ll be tuition, you’ll get most materials and refreshments are provided, too at each meeting. Pop along on Monday morning if you want to find out more about the group. Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info publish all diary events in good faith and can’t be held responsible for any…

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Get Ready for our Village Show!

For Ruddington horticulturists who enjoy showing others what we’ve grown, whether at home or in our allotment, September is always keenly anticipated. It’s the month when green-fingered residents of all ages gather for the annual ‘Village Horticultural Show’ organised by Ruddington Gardeners’ Association (RGA). This year it’s happening on Saturday 16th September in St Peter’s Rooms and entry is still FREE for everyone. As usual it’s open to the public from 11.00am to 4.00pm with staging of exhibits from 8.00am to 9.30am and judging from 9.30 to 11.00am. RGA’s Mike Davey says: “Please support the show…

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Car Boot Sale & Summer Fair

Head along for a family day out! The annual event at St Peter’s Junior School along Ashworth Avenue in Ruddington is on Saturday 8th July from 10.30am to 1pm. The 2023 Car Boot Sale & Summer Fair is put on by the Friends of School group which is a registered charity. FoS was “set up to support the school socially, culturally and financially.” There’ll be plenty to see and do including a variety of stalls, candy floss, chocolate and teddy tombolas, bouncy castle, and refreshments. You can also enjoy all kinds…

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Rushcliffe Halt ‘Station Open Day’

It’s sixty years since the loss of a full passenger service on the Great Central Railway Main Line, but continued expansion of Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC) on Mere Way, along with improvements elsewhere down the track, are continuing – in readiness for the day when trains can once again run all the way to Leicester. A key part of these plans is the upgrade and maintenance of Rushcliffe Halt and Hotchley Hill signalbox, which are hosting a third (and final) summer ‘Station Open Day’ this Sunday 18th June from 10am until 4pm, to…

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Rushcliffe Halt ‘Station Open Day’

It’s sixty years since the loss of a full passenger service on the Great Central Railway Main Line, but continued expansion of Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC) on Mere Way, along with improvements elsewhere down the track, are continuing – in readiness for the day when trains can once again run all the way to Leicester. A key part of these plans is the upgrade and maintenance of Rushcliffe Halt and Hotchley Hill signalbox near East Leake, which is hosting another ‘Station Open Day’ this Sunday 11th June from 10am until 4pm*. Organisers promise…

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FREE Puppet Show for The King’s Coronation

As part of Ruddington’s celebration of The King’s Coronation is a FREE Puppet Show on Monday 8th May. “A Village Coronation – The Lost Shoe” starring ‘The Royal Family and their animal friends’ at the puppet theatre in St Peter’s Church. Liz Mack, from St Peter’s Leadership Team, says: “One of our team has written an original script for the puppet show. It features all the main family members of the royal family plus an assortment of animal puppets, with a special appearance by Megan and Harry. There also be will be…

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Get Ready For Our Village Show

If you’re proud of something you’ve grown, produced or made then please don’t be shy! You’re invited to display it at this year’s Ruddington Village Show. It’s FREE to enter and you might even win a prize. This year, the annual village event run by Ruddington Gardeners’ Association (RGA) is being held on Saturday 17th September, in St Peter’s Rooms. It’s not just to do with horticulture, either. Categories include vegetables, flowers, preserves, photography, craft work and paintings – all arranged to make another colourful and stunning display on the day. Organiser…

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Ruddington ‘Wakes’ FunFair

It’s the last day of the traditional, family Funfair! Ruddington ‘Wakes’ – on from 2pm today (Sunday 26th June). If you’re a Ruddington resident, walking to the Funfair is recommended. For visitors not in the village there is some free onsite parking. Alternatively, except on Sunday, you can catch Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair alighting at Paget Crescent bus stop. The Green 10 bus takes you as far as the village centre and back in the evenings and on Sunday. Originally “The Wakes” were held…

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Ruddington ‘Wakes’ Funfair

Ruddington’s traditional, family funfair continues this weekend. The annual event is on from 2pm on Saturday 25th and on Sunday 26th June. If you’re a Ruddington resident, walking to the funfair is recommended. For visitors not in the village there is some free onsite parking. Alternatively, except on Sunday, you can catch Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair alighting at Paget Crescent bus stop. The Green 10 bus takes you as far as the village centre and back in the evenings and on Sunday. Originally “The…

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